Phil Huddleston MRICS
MINING SURVEYOR AND FORMER HEAD OF MINING INFORMATION AT THE COAL AUTHORITY (TCA)
Phil is a Chartered Mineral Surveyor with specialist knowledge of coal mining data and geographic information systems. He is a Director of PinPoint Coal Ltd.
Phil began his career with the National Coal Board where he trained to become a mining surveyor in the narrow coal seams of the Burnley Coalfield. From here he moved into Mineral Estates Management, originally working on preparation of coal mining reports from paper records. Phil (and now with the Coal Authority) was seconded to the project team where he worked alongside CapGemini and StarApic scientists to create what was one of the first and largest GIS systems in the world – MRSDS.
Phil then moved on to senior role in the support team and then Head of Mining Information. Where he oversaw the project to further improve the Authorities data. He also advised the authorities sponsoring body, then the Department for Energy and Climate Change on issues that arose from the disclosure of mine shafts in coal reports which ultimately led to the introduction of the Mine Entry Interpretive report.